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Demand for downtown residential property makes search for new home difficult on Albany Center Gallery

Downtown’s only art gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists should be planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary for next year, but it can’t. It has to worry about finding another place to live.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR; Hear the beep where you sleep

This letter appears in the Oct. 7 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Albany County recognizes Colonie High’s iCARE program for its anti-bullying efforts

Today’s young students often fall victim to bullying that has taken on a new form with the rapidly changing technology, and county officials continued to try to combat it.

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#PodcastDay has come and gone, but the phenomenon is here and strong

Like a thief in the night, the hashtag #PodcastDay emerged on trending lists throughout social media last week to pay homage to a phenomenon that equally snuck into a mainstream audience when it first emerged more than a decade ago.

EDITORIAL: An inconvenient fact

This editorial appears in the Oct. 7 editions of Spotlight News.

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Get To Know: Dr. Tom Denham

This appears in the Sept. 30 editions of Spotlight News.

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Reel Seafood Co. offers Sunday brunches with live music and themed menus

As Wolf Road continues to see a constant cycle of businesses coming and going, the road’s oldest independently-owned restaurant continues to keep up with the times.

Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Wing Walk promises food, drinks and laughs

It’s only on its fourth year, but the Annual Wing Walk is quickly becoming a must-stop visit to Downtown Schenectady.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nature is basis to our survival

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 30 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Third Fantastic Fall Festival to be held Oct. 3 in Ganser Smith Park

In the past, hundreds of community members have shown up to support a local family through tough times with the Fantastic Fall Festival. Now, after a one-year break, the festival is back and will not disappoint with raffles, fair food and of course, a cow.

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The Enchanted City returns to Troy for a fun, family event

This Saturday, the City of Troy transforms into The Enchanted City, a festival with a theme all too fitting for one of the capitals of the Industrial Revolution.

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Man arrested after allegedly forcing woman into prostitution

Colonie police arrested 18-year-old Nizere Y. Stephens of Albany for promoting prostitution after the department received information an underage female was being forced into prostitution.

EDITORIAL: Cutting out the middle man

This editorial appears in the Sep. 30 editions of Spotlight News.

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Kyle Brayton, Meg Versteegen win Crossings 5K Challenge

Kyle Brayton was in town to visit his girlfriend Sunday, Sept. 27, without any preconceived notion of running a five-kilometer race. Within a couple of hours, Brayton was celebrating a victory in the Crossings 5K Challenge.

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New sign honors Massry family for $5.25M gift

The University at Albany unveiled the signage for its Massry Center for Business last week, named in honor of the Capital District’s Massry Family.

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Computer driven cars are a thing of the present

The future promises many things, but sometimes it doesn’t follow through.

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Get To Know: Joe Sapienza

This appears in the Sept. 23 editions of Spotlight News.

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Albany troupe tackles award-winning play “4000 Miles”

Clifton Park native, and now New York City thespian, comes back home to star in an award winning dramatic comedy on the Capital Repertory Theatre stage.

Work on Northway I-87 to close exits this weekend

Drivers who rely on I-87 to get around should keep in mind that exit access-points in the Town of Colonie will be closed for several hours this weekend and the following, weather permitting.

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